Joshua Walker Photography | San Diego Wedding Photographer

September 18, 2008

08.08.08 Roy & Lani | Good Sheperd Parish & Miramar Officers’ Club

Filed under: Weddings — Tags: , , — joshuawalkerphotography @ 11:53 pm

According to Asian culture, the number eight is associated with good luck. In China, eight is the most popular choice when it comes to cell phone numbers, license plates, and prices. It wasn’t a coincidence that the Summer Olympics began at 8:00 p.m. on 08.08.08. So it comes as no surprise that an above average number of couples chose this fortuitous Friday to exchange vows. And not just in China. The Knot, one of the largest wedding portals on the web, had four times the number of weddings registered on 08.08.08 than it had on any other Friday in August. Las Vegas hotels were advertising $888 and $1,888 wedding packages.
Well, I had the good fortune of spending the day with Roy and Lani and their incredibly warm group of family and friends. After the ceremony and formals, Roy, Lani, and I relaxed and took some informal portraits in a nice garden area behind the church. When we were finished, Roy and Lani realized that everyone else had left and they were car-less. No problem, I had plenty of room in mine. We all loaded up and made the short drive over to the base where the reception was being held at the Miramar Officers’ Club. Unfortunately getting on the base was a little trickier than expected and we were a bit late to the reception. Luckily for me the bride and groom were in the back seat. It was the first time I had driven the bride and groom to their reception and it couldn’t have happened at a better time.
It certainly seems appropriate that I wish Roy and Lani good luck, though after spending the day with them and seeing just how strong their relationship and support group is, I know they won’t need it. But, what the heck. Good luck Roy and Lani!

Venue: Good Sheperd Parish and Miramar Officers’ Club
Dress: Alfred Angelo

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